Did You Know?

Did you know that French paleontologists have discovered massive footprints left by three gigantic long necked sauropods, in a location called Castelbouc Cave?  According to Science News these sauropods walked along the seaside 168 million years ago. The discovery was made by Jean-David Moreau and his colleagues who descended 500 meters into the natural cave, where they’ve studied these five-toed herbivore tracks measuring 1.25 meters in length.  The footprints were actually found on the roof of the cave. Imagine the immensity of these creatures that lived in the mid Jurassic era. The scientists work out of the Université Bourgogne Franche-Compté in Dijon, France.

Paraphrased in my own words, the information was taken from, “This paleontologist goes spelunking for dino prints”  by John Pickrell

Science News / June 6, 2020

Down The Stairs

Yesterday morning early, I glanced at a report in Time Magazine, about a young woman in New York City.  She was carrying a baby stroller, with her baby in it, down the stairs of the subway station.  The mother was found dead, after impact.  Fortunately, the baby was O.K.  It wasn’t certain if the mother died from a preexisting condition, or from the fall. The article said that it is not uncommon for people to carry their baby in a stroller down the stairs at the subway station, and that others will often help, but not always. In this case, it wasn’t clear if anyone had offered a hand, or not. When I began my day with this story, I was struck by an incredible feeling of sadness, for this woman, and I don’t even know her. They quoted her brother to say ‘she was a wonderful mother’.

John Donne wrote in his poem, “No Man is an Island”;

Every man’s death diminishes me.

I felt diminished, by the news of this young woman’s death.


Sad News

Bob Simon, at 73 years of age, died as the result of a collision, in New York City.  He was a passenger in the car.

An anchorman for 60 Minutes, Bob joined CBS as a correspondent in 1967.  From the Bronx, he graduated from Brandeis University as a history major and worked in the foreign service before joining CBS.

It is obvious that Bob witnessed the passing of crucial events in our world, and worked faithfully to bring the truth to all people.  An admirable journalist, chronicler of life, Bob will be missed.